• I never was much of an oyster eater, nor can I relish them 'in naturalibus' as some do, but require a quantity of sauces, lemons, cayenne peppers, bread and butter, and so forth, to render them palatable.

    William Makepeace Thackeray (1852). “The Confessions of Fitz-Booddle; and Some Passages in the Life of Major Gahagan”, p.171